Saturday, May 26, 2018

Less Is More - Thinking of You

Happy Memorial Day to all of my US friends.  We will head off to the park, to the annual festivities.  In the meantime, we have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  This is a one-layer theme week and our main theme is Thinking of You.  Always in need of these type of cards, so perfect timing.

Here's my take on the challenge...



This is a quick card.  Some simple stamping and lots of white space.  I think this card took me a total of five minutes.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!


Addicted to CAS - Sea


This has been a strange weather week...kinda like winter...cloudy and a bit cool.  Oh well, it makes nice tennis weather.  Next week, we will be seeing some summer weather.


We have a new challenge at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is Sea!  I did something a bit different, but hey, isn't that what being creative is all about.  Here's my take on the challenge...



Super quick and easy.  I used some patterned paper that looks like sand and simply stamped some flip flops.  I added a bit of color and my sentiment strip.  I think this took 5 minutes :)

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Addicted to CAS - Mom




Another beautiful day in store for us today.  Looking forward to a bit of a picnic and some time at the beach.  Hope you have something fun planned too!

We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Just in time for Mother's Day.  Here's my take on the challenge....



This is a quick card I made with this sweet little super mom.  I colored her with Copics and popped her up on some foam tape.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment and also colored and popped up the sentiment for a bit of dimension.

I added the background splatters and done.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Less is More - Yellow, Blue & Grey

Another beautiful May week.  Just lovely out, and a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the outdoors!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  This is a color challenge and our theme is blue, yellow and grey.  Here's my take on the challenge...

I started by stamping my images.  I then colored them with Copics.  I masked the images and added a bit of fluffy clouds in the background.  I then added the panel as an inlaid die so it is easy for sending through the mail.

I colored and cut out the balloon and added it last.

A pretty quick and easy card.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 4, 2018

CAS on Friday - Cute

Another beautiful week gone by...have a fun tennis match with friends this morning.  Looking forward to some outside time with the girls!

We have another challenge starting today at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this week is Cute...use a cute image on your card.  Here's my take on the challenge...

Nothing cuter than these little cows from My Favorite Things.  I just love them.

I stamped the first one, masked her off and stamped the other two.  I used my Copic markers to color them in.  I added my sentiment, then added a bit of color to the bottom of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Less is More - Sketch




I have a puppy training class this morning.  Baxter is doing well, but always can use another class.  It is a beautiful day to hang at the park, so we are going to class!

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here's my take on the challenge...



I wasn't sure what to do for this sketch...I thought of going floral, but then decided to go a bit in a different direction.  I had these button dies for quite sometime and thought it might be fun to use them here.

I used the inlaid die technique and put the buttons down in pink and purple.  I then colored and cut my main image.  I added the sentiment and done.

I love this cute little monster....she is so cute!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - Gold



It has been a beautiful week...lots of outdoor activities.  The yard is beautiful, the tennis courts dry and the puppy happy!  All is good on this end.


We have another challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Gold.  I don't do a ton of gold, so this is always a challenge for me.  I opted to look ahead to Christmas.  Here is my take on the challenge.


This is a quick 4 x 4 card.  I used the inlaid die technique for both the presents and the sentiment.  Because this card is so CAS, I decided to use gold glitter paper to give it a bit more sparkle.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 20, 2018

CAS on Friday - Black, White & Pink

It has been a bit of a strange week...rain, heat, and just pain beautiful weather.  I think we will now be moving into spring...

We have a new challenge starting over at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this week is a color theme...black, white and pink.  Here's my take on the challenge.



This is a super quick and easy card.  I stamped my three presents and simply colored them with copic markers.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Less is More - Bring Something Back

Little Baxter has been doing so well, that he is off to puppy training this morning...hopefully he friends are there and not the aggressive doberman that scares him :(.

I have a giveaway going on so check it out here to see if you are interested!



We have another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this week is to bring something back...either something that has fallen out of favor or something that hasn't been used in awhile.  I pulled out one of the first stamp sets that I purchased and created a quick and simple card.



I love this little cutie...by haven't used him in quite some time.  

I quickly stamped this little guy and colored him with copic markers.  I gave him a bit of a pink tummy, just to add a tiny bit of color.

I used my cloud die to create a pop of color for the sentiment.  

Look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Addicted to CAS - Bubble


It's been a busy week with the puppy...but he should be doing much better in a few days.  At least I was able to get to the courts a few days this week!

I have a giveaway going on so check it out here to see if you are interested!

We have a new challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is Bubbles.  I decided to do something a bit different and focus on Speech Bubbles.  Here's my take on the challenge...


I stamped the cute little mouse on this smaller card stock.  After coloring him with Copic Markers, I added this fun little speech bubble.

I matted the smaller rectangle with this red to give it a bit more interest.

A quick and simple card!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 6, 2018

CAS on Friday - Mother's Day

A soggy day today, but still can hit the gym and do a bit of inside work...those taxes still need to get done!

I have a giveaway going on so check it out here to see if you are interested!

We have another challenge starting today at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is Mother's Day.  Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


This was a super quick and easy card.  I simply stamped my flower, added the "m" to both sides and added a little color with my copics...then I stamped the sentiment.

Oops...almost forgot, I added the little dot to the flower...gives it a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Addicted to CAS - Rain


What a beautiful week...it feels like the middle of summer!  The dog is wiped out because he is not yet ready to for the heat!

I have a giveaway going on...if you are interested, check it out here!

We have a new challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Rain.  We had plenty of that up until this past week.  So in honor of my puppy, who doesn't like the rain, here is my take on the challenge.



I started by stamping my main image (Penny Black) with Copic friendly ink and colored my little puppy!

Then using distressed ink I sponged two types of ink:  squeezed lemonade and Mustard Seed over my sun ray stencil from My Favorite Things.

I then die cut my cloud parade from Simon Says Stamp and glued it down.  I added some vellum to a few of the clouds to give it some interest.

I found a sentiment that fit perfectly in the open space and used my Versafine Ink, my favorite sentiment ink.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Giveaway #5 - Dylusions Stamp Set

It's been a beautiful week, with lots of opportunity to spend some time outdoors.  Playing tennis, playing with the dog and working in the yard...all good! 

I have another giveaway for anyone interested.  This is a very gently used rubber stamp set by Dylusions by Ranger.  This set  is a fun way to jazz up your card or art journal. 


Dyan Reaveley BAGS OF BUNTING Stamp Set Dylusions Cling Unmounted Rubber Preview Image


If you are interested in this item, simply send me an email:  susanwuthrich@gmail.com and put GIVEAWAY in the subject line.  I will randomly select a winner on Friday, April 20, 2018. 

Good luck and stay tuned for more giveaways!

Friday, March 23, 2018

CAS on Friday - Easter

A rainy week, but hoping to get some time on the courts tomorrow...wish me luck.  Husband, looking forward to playing with the husband in a few hours!

We have a new challenge starting over at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is Easter.  Can't get more fun than that...since bunnies are associated with Easter, I thought I would go that direction.  Here's my take on the challenge...


This was a simple card to make.  I stamped my little bunny, then masked him off.  I used my distress ink to give a bit of a colorful background.

I then used my copic markers to color the bunny.  I like to add a bit of color around the sentiment.  Heat embossed the sentiment and a few sparkly stars and done!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Addicted to CAS - Birds



I'm trying to dry out from a soggy week, but still feeling a bit damp!  Good news is that I have a lot of work to focus on so, it is keeping me from getting stir crazy!


We have a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is Birds.  I created this fun little card and have my bird as the most important part of the card as he is holding the cake :)



I stamped my images on this 4 x 4 panel.  I colored them with copics.

I then stamped my sentiment on this color panel and done.  Very quick and easy.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Less is More - OLC Stencil

A soggy week here...unfortunately, that means little outdoor time.  Oh well, lots to do indoors to get organized, so I guess the rain is welcome.

We have another challenge starting today at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Stencil, but remember it is a one layer card challenge too.



I decided to do something a bit different this time.  I used my stencil to outline the circles, then I colored them in with my copics.

I stamped my main image and colored him with copics.

I then used some fun letters to add my sentiment and done!

Quick and simple one layer card.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, March 9, 2018

CAS on Friday - Sequins

We have another challenge starting today at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is a celebration card with sequins.  Certainly fun!  I don't really put sequins on cards unless I'm doing a shaker card...so here goes another shaker...




This is a fun die from Simon Says Stamp.  Makes for a quick a easy shaker card.  

I heat embossed my sentiment in silver embossing powder and added some light pink sequins from Lucy's.

This card is slightly smaller than an A2 card.

Super quick and fun!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Less is More - Monochrome

Another challenge starting over at Less is More.  Our theme for this challenge is Monochrome.  So many ways to go with this one...at first I did a one color card in just blue, but noticed that I had stamped the image black so technically it was now black, blue and white.  So I decided to just keep it simple and go with shades of grey.  Here's my take on the challenge.






Super quick card.  I stamped my images and used my cool grey copic markers and colored in the images.  I decided to keep it super clean and simple and didn't even add shading since grey flowers are not the norm...but seems fitting for a sympathy card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - Luck/Lucky



It has been a hectic few weeks, but we now have some help in to keep us focused.  It has been cold and stormy out, so just perfect for making cards.

We have another challenge starting over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Luck/Lucky.  Just perfect for the beginning of March.  Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!


Super quick and easy card.  Since I did just do this at the last moment :)

Anywho, I colored this funny guy with my copic markers.  Added a speech bubbled and used my newest alphabet stamp set to add the sentiment.  I like this alphabet stamp set because it is whimscal and I don't have to be too picky about have the letters perfectly straight!

Looking forward to seeing your creation!

Friday, February 23, 2018

CAS on Friday - One Layer Wonder

Happy Friday!  Hope you all have a great week.

We have another challenge starting over at CAS on Friday!  Our theme for this week is One Layer Wonder.  One of my favorite techniques.  Something about just stamping or coloring is super fun...and quick!  I choose to do a bit of coloring, so here is my take on the theme.



I just love this super happy lady.  She is so cute and super happy with that cake...hope she doesn't drop it!

Super quick and easy card...just a bit of stamping and some Copic coloring.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Less is More - Dry Embossing


We have a new challenge starting over at Less is More today.  Our theme for today is dry embossing.  The challenge is to do this in a bit more of a CAS manner...this can be tricky, but I know you can do it!  Though, don't do what I did...I actually made my card CAS, but used embossing paste...which is wet, even through it does dry :)  So just look at my design and image the hearts in the background as a embossed folder!!




I started my making a template with my heart die on some card stock.  I then simply used some embossing paste that dry's quickly.  I then added a bit of Distress Ink to some card stock and cut my sentiment.  I added a bit of dimension using some foam tape.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Addicted to CAS - Cats




Another beautiful week...the sun is shining and the air is a bit cooler.  Perfect for the tennis court.  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

We have another challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this week is Cat. This is a bit more tricky for me as I'm more of a dog person...but here is my take on the challenge!




I used the inlaid die technique for this card.  I first cut the squares then stamped them with the image.  I elected to color the backgrounds and leave the cats white.  This is the same technique I used a few weeks ago with a dog stamp I have.  I like this coloring technique as it is more like a comic strip!

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, February 9, 2018

CAS on Friday - Die

Another beautiful week, it seems like spring here.  I'm not quite ready for this warm weather and hoping for a bit more winter before it is over.  Anyways, it does give us plenty of time to hit the beach and courts!

We have another challenge starting today over at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this challenge is Die. Simply use a die cut image on your card.

Here's my take on the challenge...



I simply stamped my flower images on card stock.  I added a few other images around in a light grey color.

I then stamped my sentiment and used the inlaid die technique for the birthday sentiment.  I like using inlaid die as it is easy for mailing and it feels like I'm putting together a puzzle.



Here's a bit of a close up, where you can see the inlaid die a bit better.

Looking foward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Addicted to CAS - Teal



Another beautiful day expected today.  Puppy training in the am and some tennis in the pm...then time with the husband--doesn't get better than that!


We have another challenge starting today at Addicted to CAS.  Our theme for this challenge is Teal---one of my favorite colors!


Here's my card for the challenge...

This is a pretty quick and easy card.  I simply stamped the image --- I just love this stamp set.

I used the inlaid die technique to add the birthday sentiment...makes this an easy card to mail.

All in all a pretty quick and easy card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Less is More - Music

Another beautiful week...certainly doesn't seem like winter.  It is so pretty out...time for lots of tennis!

We also have another challenge starting over at Less is More!  Our theme for this week is Music.  Such a fun challenge theme.  Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!





I stamped my little bunnies on this film strip and colored them with my Copic Markers.  I then adhered everything to this card base and added the sentiment.  Pretty quick card!



Here's a bit of a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Friday, January 26, 2018

CAS on Friday - Color Me Pretty

We got one day on the courts between storms.  Better than nothing.  Next week is expected to be much better...but still hoping for dry courts tomorrow to play with the husband!

We have another challenge starting today at CAS on Friday.  Our theme for this week is to use markers or pencils.  Here's my take on the theme...


I tried something a bit different.  I colored the background and left the main image white.  This dog actually looks like my puppy Baxter.  He is all white with dark eyes and nose!  He is sooooo cute!

The little squares are cut using a die then coloring the background with Copic markers.

I used the inlaid die technique to make this card easy to mail.  I've been liking the flat cards lately.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Less is More - OLC Cute

Finishing off a hectic week.  I'm hoping we will fall into a routine after this coming week.  We have a new challenge starting over at Less is More.  As you can see we have fun code word...Cute...but remember this is a one layer card...my favorite!

Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with...


I don't know about you, but I think this bunny is just the cutest thing in the world.

I colored him with copics...added a bit of Wink of Stella on the stripes of his shirt and the hearts floating above him.

Stamped the sentiment and done.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!



Addicted to CAS - Ombre



It has been a bit of a hectic week, and next week is worse, so I'm happy to be able to finish an inspiration card before everything comes to a boiling point.  We have a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  As you can see, our code word is Ombre.  Super fun!


Here's my take on the challenge.  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with...




I choose to do something a bit different.  I focused my ombre highlights to the sentiment.  Which I added here with the inlaid die technique, to make this card easy to mail.

I stamped and colored my giraffes.  So sweet!




Here's a bit of a close up of the card.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!